The Great Korean Road Trip – Day 25 – The Master and Apprentice

You may already know this, but although I am writing the final day of this road trip sometime in February, this entire trip happened over July and August of last year. I stopped posting real time posts during the road trip when I made it to Jeju around day 16 and simply didn’t have the motivation to do it as I traveled longer and longer distances. Nonetheless, my excitement for this, the last day of the trip was so great that I did write up a long post about it on my Instagram. This more or less will be an extended version of that post. It is fitting that this day stats in Jeonju as this story starts here too, way back in May, 2019 during the Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF).   

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The Great Korean Road Trip – Day 18 – Jeju Puzzle Museum

Maze Land

Puzzles aren’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Jeju Island. Naturally, you think of the beaches, the mountains, and the hikes. However, one of the best features of this island is that it has something for every one. One of my favorite memories from my first two trips to Jeju was the Maze Park. I wasn’t planning to visit a 3rd time but jumped on the chance when I learned about a second Maze “Land” nearby.  Read more

Let’s face it, not every day has a highlight. Day 11 was pretty much a transportation day, just lounging around until the ticket booth opened at 3pm and then just waiting some more until my ferry at 5:30. I guess the highlight would be getting sleepy and passing out in a rest stop. Maybe it was that wonderful toast I had for lunch. Like I said, not every day has a highlight. I didn’t even take pictures today so there you have it. Better luck tomorrow.

The Great Korean Road Trip – Day 8 – Ulleungdo Squid Festival

Distance Traveled Today: 12km

Distance Traveled Total: 1062km

Today started a lot earlier than I am used to. In order to catch a ferry to Ulleungdo from Gangneung, you have to be ready to sail out at 8:20. I really hate rushing, so I always try to show up early. It paid off since the parking situation was just ridiculous and I was a full 30 minutes early. I managed to get the very last ticket available and Read more

The Great Korean Road Trip – Day 6 – Gangneung

Distance Traveled Today: 200km

Distance Traveled Total: 1040km

My lovely Sid met up with me in Wonju to spend the weekend together. It was too hot to hike Chiaksan National Park as we originally intended, so we decided to head east and hit the beach. Unfortunately, it looks like half of Seoul had the same idea and we had the unholiest of Read more